native sulfur


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Noun1.native sulfur - an old name for sulfur
atomic number 16, sulfur, sulphur, S - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
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Because native sulfur can only be dissolved in hot aqua regia (which may introduce its own contaminants), the accurate analysis of low-temperature gas condensates is a complex problem.
At the same time, metals and aerosol particles are transported by low-temperature gas and precipitate together with native sulfur around fumarole vents, forming well-known yellow incrustations.
Most curiously, pale yellow native sulfur forms spherical, woolly shapes, like ranks of cumulus clouds in a faintly blue sky, just under the surfaces of the celestine crystals.
Rock Currier, who wanted a sea container (8 tons) of crystallized native sulfur for his wholesale mineral business in California, I set off for the remote El Desierto sulfur mine in Bolivia to check on the progress of our specimen-mining project.